Minister Ford publishes open letter to the SEND Tribunal Steering Group

On Tuesday 20 July, Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, published an open letter to the National Trial steering group and evaluation subgroup.

The letter informs the groups that the extended powers of the SEND Tribunal to make non-binding recommendations in relation to health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, alongside education elements, will continue after 31 August 2021, when the National Trial ends and also discusses the evaluation of the national trial.

You can read the letter here.